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post #11 of 18 Old 03-17-2013, 01:11 PM
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I think my farrier has cleaned up the sides of the frog. But without seeing what he did I would have no clue.

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post #12 of 18 Old 03-17-2013, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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The sole. ..I called her previous farrier today and she's coming out to the stable to check her out and give her some padded boots for comfort, maybe it will help. She will be taking care of honeys hoofs from now on:) she use to be her farrier before I started boarding her. Heard nothing but good about this new guy from the stable owner, I took his word. BIG MISTAKE!
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post #13 of 18 Old 03-17-2013, 07:06 PM
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Some farriers will remove some old sole. Sounds like this one removed too much.

You can remove some, until you get to the waxy part. Crumbly sole is dead and can be cut out. Waxy is still the live sole. Same with the frog. You can cut some out but you can also cut too deep.
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Some farriers will remove some old sole. Sounds like this one removed too much.

You can remove some, until you get to the waxy part. Crumbly sole is dead and can be cut out. Waxy is still the live sole. Same with the frog. You can cut some out but you can also cut too deep.
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He definitely went to deep, another boarder told me that he told her he was doing it because the hoof grows faster in the spring???
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I am no where near a hoof expert and depend completely on my trimmer to keep my horses feet trimmed properly BUT I have never ever seen the point to cutting out sole and I don't want anyone chopping on my horses sole, not even dead sole.
Seems to me if the sole is there it is there for a reason and will turn loose when ready.

Just DO it and be happy that you can!
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He definitely went to deep, another boarder told me that he told her he was doing it because the hoof grows faster in the spring???
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They can grow faster in the spring but that is not a reason to take extra out ahead of time.
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They can grow faster in the spring but that is not a reason to take extra out ahead of time.
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I completely agree ....this guy is a real piece of work! He will NEVER touch my horse again! I've already let the owner of the stable have a piece of my mind...he won't give me the farriers phone number. I will make sure I have a word with him the next time he's around.
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I completely agree ....this guy is a real piece of work! He will NEVER touch my horse again! I've already let the owner of the stable have a piece of my mind...he won't give me the farriers phone number. I will make sure I have a word with him the next time he's around. This whole deal with tge farrier has got me wondering if I should move honey. Which I really hate to do because she is literally only 4 min away from me and because of that I am abke to be with her every single day and take care of her.
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